FOA Middle School Students Explore Different Career Paths Through Internships


Filip P. along with co-hosts Jack Roper and Megan Heidlberg on the set of their show, Your Carolina

The second week of October was Internship Week for FOA’s Middle School Students. During this week, our 6th-grade students mentor throughout the FOA campus as they learn about the internship process. Our 7th and 8th-grade students go out into the Greenville business community to shadow business professionals in areas of interest to them.

Seventh-grade FOA student, Filip P., was excited to see first hand the way a television talk show is produced as he worked on the set of Greenville local talk show, Your Carolina with Jack and Megan.  Ranjan J., another FOA seventh Grade student, was able to emcee on Clemson’s sports station 105.5 The Roar.


Ranjan J. on air with William Qualkinbush, Clemson’s Sports radio host on 1005.5 FM The Roar

An integral part of the middle school experience at FOA is the guidance our teachers provide to our students in exploring their unique interests and developing their individual strengths. Internships allow students to explore how their interests and strengths relate to the business world. Students gain insight into possible career paths by allowing them to see first-hand the day-to-day workings of particular careers and businesses.  This intimate perspective can help students determine if  a career option may, or may not, be something they would like to pursue.  These valuable experiences are an amazing way for our students to start setting goals for their future as they begin the process of determining who they are and what they can offer the world!